Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2017 6:09 am


Date Joined: July 30, 2017
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: October 14
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! my name is Lori; I am an artist and jewelry designer living in Blue Ridge, GA. I share my studio space with my wonderful husband Chuck and our cats "Buddy" and "Ghost". I love to travel and enjoy sleeping under the stars whenever we can get away to camp. I also enjoy working on my flower garden and home improvement projects. I recently retired from the corporate world and look forward to growing my Jewelry Business.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy many crafts, repurposing old furniture, and creating interesting objects from flea market finds. I make jewelry using lampwork beads, metal clay, semi precious stones and pearls. I sell my crafts at outdoor festivals, barn sales, and on Etsy. I'm really open to trying any and all crafts; I really love making Artist Trading Cards too.

08/25/17 - Just completed a metal clay jewelry class at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School, the instructor was Pam East.

08/01/17 - currently working on a sea glass and sea shell project, it will be a large hanging sun catcher. Gathering Supplies.

Favorite Music

Currently I'm enjoying Yacht Rock. I also love 70's and 80's music and smooth Jazz.

A favorite tune is: September by Earth Wind and Fire.

First dance at our wedding: Someone Like You by Van Morrison.

Favorite Books

Anything! I'm an avid reader and usually have two books going at any given time....I belong to a fun monthly book club.

Just finished: Where'd You Go, Bernadette?; Killers of the Flower Moon; 1000 White Women; The Orphan Train; A Man Called Ove, Defending Jacob,

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of HGTV and the Food Network. I also watch some reality TV - Project Runway; Ink Master, Top Chef, and Bachelor/Bachelorette (it's my guilty pleasure). I'm also a BIG fan of Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey.

Other Favorites...

Colors: Purple and Turquoise and Aqua

Themes: Beach, Camping, Nature, Vintage, Animals

Holidays: Halloween and Christmas

Postcards: Naked is great or envelope if space for postage is limited.

Collections: Salt and Pepper Shakers, and Zuni Fetish carved animals.

My Most Favorite Thing: Barns - photos, cards, drawings, etc...

Wish List

Craft Supplies of any type! Some of my favorites:

Beads, buttons, findings;

Sea glass, sea shells, other treasures from the sea, and wine corks

Old jewelry chain, charms, or unwanted jewelry that I can repurpose;

Any Ephemera especially Tim Holtz items; ribbon or string; Washi tape samples; die cuts; stamps and ink pads,

ATC cards (ready to use); handmade papers, pages from vintage books; Note cards and envelopes. Maps of any kind. Old Sheet Music. new or used postage stamps (collectible).

I love Postcards; especially of famous artists (portraits or works), watercolors, and outdoor travel (camping, state parks, national monuments, beautiful landscapes, etc...).

Not a Fan of....

NOT my favorites:

Clowns (they creep me out)

Gothic (too dark for me, I'm a colorful person)

Kid Stickers

Superhero Anything

Zombies and Vampires (scary...)

Big Eye kids or Giant Eye animals (they also creep me out)


HippieChick rated for ATC - Stars (INTL) on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. It is a fun medium to allow yourself to play within. I have not had a chance to play with metal clay yet but it has been on my radar for a while now. I hope to give it a try sometime soon.
alyhsnna rated for 5 Lantern Press PC's in envelope on Nov 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great envelope of LP cards, I believe all are new to me! Also, thank you for the pretty glitter Christmas card. :)
austen777 rated for 5 Lantern Press PC's in envelope on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the extra Christmas postcard!
Comment: Awesome ATC. Thank you for all the extras. Love everything. Thank you
Comment: Thank you for this great swap. I really enjoyed it.
Comment: Everything was absolutely gorgeous and "frightful" hahahaha! this day of the dead envelope was super packed with goodies!! So awesome! thank you sooo muucchhh!
Jbee rated for NH: Halloween Themed Envie and Goodies on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: thank you very much for your envie and the goodes. I love foxes :-)
Response: I know, I looked at your profile and read that you love foxes and owls, so I handmade the enveloped based on what you love...I'm glad you liked it. Happy Halloween!
TexyDeb rated for Random PC International #10 on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. I hope you make it here.
Comment: Thank you so much for the thoughtful goodies :-)
Comment: 🌼 Thanks! Love Bigfoot and the sugar skulls! 🌼
Kraftylady777 rated for 5 for 5 Halloween atc USA only on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I love it!
jlink rated for NH: Halloween 2017 Card - US Only on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: wow - what a great card (and envelope). I cannot draw anything but rainbows and stick figures. Very impressive -thank you
Comment: I love all the goodies! Thank You!
tgrlover rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - B - USA on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the bear postcard!! Funny, I sent a bear card from the Smoky Mtns ha! so you know I like it! I met a bear on a trail one time in Gatlinburg! It was startling but the bear was minding its own business. Thanks again!
Comment: Hi Lori! Oh. My. Gosh. I mean really. REALLY?!? You envelope art took my breath away! I was sooooooo careful when opening it - I'm going to def be keeping this puppy to use in my art. THEN I open it? GET OUTTA town. Did you come INTO my craft room?? EEEEE Terrific stuff from start to finish.Book pages, camping postcard and stamps. WE have a TON in common. Thank you so much. GREAT swap, wonderful parnter. :) Dina
gothic87 rated for ATC#5 - Month of October on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you lori I loved everything ♡ and I love halloween too is one of my favorite holidays
Comment: Thank you for the goodies. Love the bear pc. That is so cool that you get to see bears in your yard. I am so jealous. LOL
Comment: Thank you for such a great envie -- loved the sugar skulls and all the goodies inside! Fun mail!
Comment: Great swap, Lori! LOVED the envelope art, so fun! All the goodies are great, but especially the Lantern Press PC. Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the fun envie & awesome goodies! Added the postcard to my new journal, right awayn and parts of the envie. I greatly appreciate the effort put in.

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esmy77 on Oct 23, 2017:

Thank you for the gorgeous

day of the dead envelope

You are so generous, it was

packed with all sort of goodies

truly appreciated

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MsLee on Oct 16, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday. I hope that you went out and celebrated.

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the whale! I shall love it for ever!

Toby2017 on Sep 30, 2017:

Hi and welcome to Newbie Helpers! Come check out the forums for valuable information and please join in on some of the swaps! Looking forward to swapping with you!

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